Friday, October 24, 2014

New Stairs & Construction!

A couple weeks ago, we began the construction of our church school on the 3rd floor of our property. First we had to put in stairs, and then just this past Monday we got started on the building itself. Thank you so much to all of our supporters and those who donated specifically to this school building project. We are so thankful for your sacrifice! 
We'd like to send out a special thanks to the Bray family for helping buy these stairs! 

Thankfully the man we used to make the stairs is our next door neighbor. They were so big that the men had to pass them over our walls instead of carrying them through our property. (They wouldn't fit through the gate). 

You can see by all the "smiles" that these stairs weighed a TON. (Or two)

The semi-finished product! 
(At this point we still had to fill the steps with cement.)

Our neighbor and welder, Miguel, painting the stairs.

On Monday the supplies got delivered, so the guys started carrying everything up to the third floor! 
Each of these bricks weigh 36 pounds. And for most of the time the men were carrying up 2 at a time so that equals out to 72 POUNDS per trip, up two and a half flights of stairs!! (I did some more math and on average, the men made 69 trips up and down the stairs!!) Needless to say, they were worn out and sore by the end of the day.

One time Valentin took up THREE on his shoulder. We only saw this happen once. Hahaha I'm sure he was dying by the time he made it up to the roof.
Every time someone would make it down to the block pile, Jack would climb up it, with his rope, like he was king of the mountain and offer his toy to whoever was trying to load up with blocks. He wanted to play so badly. :))

The block on the roof

One of our workers

Dad took these pictures, so I'm not quite sure what this is, but just look at that skyline! We're going to have the best view in the whole colonia! Also, a perfect view of our volcano, Popocatapetl. 

A different view of what the roof looks like right now. Piles of sand, gravel, and blocks.

Here is Jack trying to look cute. If I were a stranger, he might have me convinced. 
But alas, I know him too well. He is a TERROR.
Click here to read some reasons why we don't really love Jack at all.... :))

We'll keep you all updated on the progress of the building! Thank you all for your prayers and support. We appreciate you all so much.


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